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scene the celts the eleven teams were on that another day in action team usa scores and he won medals. well a major russian figure skater has to battle out because of injury related sister had hammond told the state is stop with severe drought the recent dry spell in california could have huge implications for food prices across the globe. more on the state search for water coming out. and big news from this point. despite the recent obstacles the digital currency is gaining more and more traction especially in germany a special report from berlin later and show a fan
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there is a february thirteen year and a bit in washington senior watching arts america the winter olympics are underway in sochi russia this year someone takes marks the largest winner gains in history. the competition bus twenty eight hundred athletes from eighty eight countries months ago quick look at the medal count. all this point. norway eu meeting with a total of thirty thirty medals in second place in the nether lands with how battles fall by the united states with the same number russia has a total of eleven medals followed by germany canada austria and sweden and for more on the games let's go to rt course my hall scott was in sochi. well despite the fact that some of america's biggest dollars of saiful failed to deliver here in sochi twenty fourteen including sk applied in a low speed skate to shoddy davis
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and snowboarder shaun white the middle school team usa have started to come thick and lost particularly in the mountains across the pollyanna. the first ever schemes like style competition usa secured a one two three in the men's competition they won gold silver and bronze on the podium. located in the region and kenny clarke won gold and bronze respectively in the women's snowboarding off might be one of the main attractions for the sochi twenty fourteen winter and pics is of course to be the men's ice hockey competition and team usa up like that first match in the show at the marina which you can probably make out behind the hearing that comes to pasta. they were absolutely dominant in a seven one victory over slovakia. the next match is against russia. the hosts of course an intriguing match up for so many underlying reasons russia started the campaign in the bowl story i study can say that with a fine two victory over slovenia however they were made to look for that when i was fortunate enough to be that i stormed into a two nil lead russia to slovenia
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showed real resilience of the story to go against the final period of the final thighs. however in the end of the red machines that cost and quality shone for him as russia's to kill or to fight to victory to rupture in the usa then when i play matches. here is sochi twenty fourteen or lies on the next notch when they go head to head against each other. how about a one of the biggest stories to emerge from the winter and take some fall is the idea of getting the picture into a piece the single party was looking to become the single most decorated think is great and we turned in its history. he was partaking in the men's figure skating individual bank however he had to withdraw through injury. now his career on the ice has taken its toll on his physical health. he's undergone surgery no less than twelve times in recent years. he even has a perspective disc in his back he fell awkwardly in the warm up and aggravated the long term injury forcing him to pull out of any of the competition but he's also announced his retirement from the sport is a bit too polite
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to him on all sides for russia. that was our teens call scott reporting. and at this years when i went this athletes from around the world are competing in ninety eight different bands but it's the campuses. that's the brighton center and a focus on so she has seemed to lie elsewhere. our tees on the stasi it sure has the story. well that means she media pundits me keep acting like they're the hottest of all these things french. people in reality the corporate news networks are struggling with reading the news credibility great because that's what we needed to trade in its occurrence within a credible or not the cry will consult watch it. the sun decided that if what they see is not what actually is. they'll tune out me the news networks to easily search for new tricks to increase their dwindling audience. according to policy polling the self proclaimed fair and balanced fox news network is trusted by thirty five percent of americans and is the news
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network nearly the same number of americans say they trust the least it's not entirely illogical to say that fox is the most trusted network by that very fanatical very small demographic within the country but it's also very loyal one. so you have this. this of almost a see saw effect where you know that there's nothing really in the middle of a just peace treaty. the self dubbed most trusted name in news cnn recently hit a twenty year low in prime time ratings in the us they don't really represent anything other than breaking this one is breaking news people flock to it but when there isn't. where's the audience take that lesson is this concern playoffs programming changes an attempt to gain power back to bed and successful former cnn anchor larry king. what this by suggesting the channel just in the cartoon spongebob squarepants. he is a mess in my opinion. the no thanks to jeff zucker who didn't just destroyed nbc previously to
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put him in charge of ca the legislative that cnn the end of the us version but the whole operation there in documentaries they have to seriously get to the board am a stay at the board and is not good but he's certainly not news nbc is most recently under the gun for it sought to twenty fourteen olympics coverage. critics say exclusive rights to broadcasting the games are to blame. it's really lack of depth in coverage that the state but they don't have to do a good job because there's nothing else really competing with them. and so they could do a terrible job and still score a ratings hit meanwhile other mainstream networks have been competing in the game of who can ruin the image of saatchi the most of them are pretty does turning attention to any negative aspect that arise as to utah to live side by side and away from the actual sports the american newscast is waltzing we just were just interested in the end the game it's all about the game or not interested in anything else but then they
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introduced everything else into it. the color that coverage and two in a sense motivate the not to be hostile to your networks like fox news and msnbc cater exclusively to a specific mindset. the real problem is that people don't really want prime resource on objective one filtered our objective one filtered news they want to have their own opinions validated by someone who seems to reflect their own world view you as themselves are often lead to the quality of news programming in a fast food junk being bad the average attention span as measured by the annenberg school within the reach of pennsylvania and the pew research center for the american tv viewers about eight seconds. the average attention span four of goldfish focusing on some stimulus outsiders bowl is ten seconds. one possible explanation for why some are still tuned in as the cunning that has its doubts this is a china routinely any sleep
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mason's contributing editor stephen cullen joined our team the big picture earlier to talk about that very subject. listen to what he had to say about how this kind of coverage could disrupt u s russian relations the coverage even in the sixteen leading american newspapers. to me and virtually wishing for something bad happens or what they call putin's games. and they are so human. president of the recruitment drive for so many years that when they talk about whom and when the terrorists were at the mercy corps in the church i read two articles of war and post last week or weeks ago i was unsure who i was going to be rooting for the carriage is the kind of love the maoists. it has long been embedded in his coverage of the store she again which is extremely or very bad for american russian relations that was the nations
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contributing editor steve allen. while a few i knew last and take a look outside your window you're most likely seen some salad from the deep south to the northeast million sa winter blast of snow rain and sleet overnight. but if you're watching the mainstream media of course you probably already know that. we sat with an extreme weather alert of massive winter storm now explaining the north east breaking news the catastrophic storm that battered the south in allocating the northeast is a full blown who were easter developing into a full fledged our easter of a nor easter is actually a barreling up the eastern seaboard and millions of people up in the east coast rated at home today. our mom us news channels are covering the weather there are some other stories that deserve coverage like the fact that western sydney as now dealing with yet another spell involving coal slurry that is black and six miles of a creek and estates in our county. but it seems west
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ridge and is not the only state dealing with catastrophic skills and water contamination. turns out there are several regions of the country that are working to clean up everything from ordeal took will call acts are teasing and lopez takes a look at the damage it's wreaking havoc on communities across the us. twenty fourteen has started off with one chemical leak out for another dominating headlines in some type of environmental impact. some of them and threaten health check out this map. cleanup crews are responding to spills from west virginia to why one of the most depressing situations as the spell of one hundred thousand gallons of coal slurry into fields creek and west virginia. the pictures are not believable six miles of the creek as well as half a mile of that novel river are running like cannibals like arsenic lead and nickel are in the water and clean up islam. the water is so murky that it doesn't look like a whiner and although it looks
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like night. this still happened almost exactly one month after free ministries built thousands of gallons of whole cleaning chemicals into the elk river place in the water for charleston three hundred thousand residents. and yes i was getting back to normal in charleston. the mind set they will not reimburse west virginia were still costs because it sends the spill was not big enough or severe enough to warrant grant assistance under emergency declarations. as for reimbursement from freedom in history it's not happening anytime soon since the company filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy. i'm sure you've heard of this next bill. energy spirited eighty two s thousand tonnes of coal ash mixed with twenty seven million gallons of contaminated water into drinking and a river after a planned route. it took six days to stop the leak and our friends are being told not to eat the fish. you're still sites. something that you might not know. north carolina's new governor
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patrick already works for duke energy for nearly three decades according to hospitals. today federal authorities are launching a criminal investigation into the north carolina department of environment and resource it's an investigative report by the associated press found that state regulators a shield and the company from lawsuits filed by environmental groups morning i was very kind of disaster instead of demanding for the energy company to clean up its act. the state's settlement the company for less than one hundred thousand dollars. meanwhile in one town in minnesota canadian pacific train reached twelve thousand gallons of crude oil while traveling over seventy miles on february the right. it was caused by either a valve or a calf problem with one of the terrorists. cleanup is still underway. and on february ten. many reported that it accidentally leaked two thousand gallons of lily waste into the clinton now all he was moved to the boiling water onto the submarine at the bangor naval base in washington. by the next day in the still
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traveled ten miles north what that is not the navy's only link in honolulu hawaii last month the navy confirmed that up to twenty thousand gallons of jp eight jet fuel tank at the red hill underground fuel storage facility they discovered the leak when a few operator noticed the fuel levels were low in one that takes the time it was an isolated and clean up is underway finally in the limestone county kentucky at tanker truck spilled eight thousand gallons of gasoline. after lost control on icy roads to a slayer cleanup is still underway and sorrow that you like entered a nearby stream that feeds a local case is now making clean up very difficult and raising concerns of groundwater contamination. now with the weather has made cleanup efforts at many of the spill site is very difficult. so for now anyway cleanup crews must first deal with mother nature's disasters before getting to those man made ones are taking place across
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the country. in washington that has our tea. and still ahead here on artsy california's case when one of its worst droughts in decades and might even a fact of global food prices a look at the state's dry spell after the break. asians. finish line. marathon. though. what is it that the hearing. and
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don't. if you don't. the job of the press is the only industry specifically mentioned that's because a free and open price is critical to our democracy should out of it. oh well in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government we can hide change my handphone possible transnational corporations that would profit by destroying our founding fathers on the market and on the show we repeal the big picture of what's actually going i knew it will be on a golf ball
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rational debate no real discussion of critical issues facing america got ready to join the movement. walk the beach. the california as one of the worst weather related disasters the state is facing decades and it could soon have an impact nationwide. even president obama is visiting golden state this week to highlight the significance of the dry spell parties' among the window shows us how the lack of water in the west clicking your pocketbook mapping is to drive that led to control him. it's a grim forecasts for farmer and the demon ago knee. this field usually produce week which ends up as brett. this year's historic california drought. me too much of his harvest. but the drought here is probably going to cost our ranch in just the hard red winter wheat alone. three to four hundred thousand dollars because we grow about three
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thousand acres of wheat. they will probably not harvest any of it. california is considered the bread basket of the world introduces have all the fruit vegetables and nuts can see and in the us as growers deal with diminishing water supplies because the produce will also make the spike nationwide farmers introduced into lose billions of dollars in revenue weakening the shaky economic recovery in america's most populated state. usually this field is filled with green grass but this year because of the drought. as you can see the ground is bone dry. that force the rest are here to go out and buy extra hay been through just a fetus cattle all additional cost that will eventually be passed on to the consumer. everybody's gonna feel it. not only in food prices but that water prices too. the situation is a diary california central valley the highway signs remind drivers to conserve water instead of warning them
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about traffic delays were hoping that a disaster. much like other portions of california experience earthquake or flood or wildfire. i drove it in our area is every bit as devastating economically california's agriculture industry brought in forty five billion dollars to the state in twenty thirteen idol fields could cost california up to five billion dollars according to the california farm water coalition. the state is also warning that seventeen small water systems could run out of water within weeks california is not alone in that water troubles the us department of agriculture has declared drought disaster areas in parts of eleven states. water managers do without the region are being forced to tap other depleted water sources were on the ground water to make up as much service were shorter this week and the means of groundwater aquifers and the decrease important thing that most residents of other parts of the night at stumps states don't realize is held
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by a goal. the same joaquin valley is meeting the food needs of the nation in the world. thus it appears this tri top portion of the kern river is symbolic of the drought crisis california is clearly facing state and federal officials have promised to step in and help so without mother nature's cooperation. several communities here in the golden state. it's either stick to run dry. in perry county california. from old lino artsy. the federal appeals court tuesday declined to hold the military's practice of force feeding guantanamo bay detainee is on a hunger strike. but at the same time the court said the door would be left open to legal efforts seeking to end the practice this is all determined by a three judge panel of the u s court of appeals in washington dc. the judge's refusal to enforce it all together. they said warning that the injunction is not enough for us to say that force feeding me cause
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physical pain and a bodily integrity or even implicate petitioners fundamental individual rights. the judges also said that they could not bar the doctors from falling military orders in guantanamo merely because they might be acting in violation of their medical ethics. however that the court held that the detainees should be allowed a meaningful opportunity to challenge the guantanamo for speeding and unduly so far rejected two previous rulings that said the judiciary didn't have jurisdiction in the case jon eisenberg away here for gitmo prisoners called the ruling a huge win in a statement rt eisenberg said the ruling established is that the federal courts are authorized to oversee conditions of confinement at guantanamo bay and broke a bit abusive conditions and human rights violations there the decision allows us to continue our talents to the detainee is force feeding as unconstitutional the abuse said. which means the deal us authorities are no longer regularly disclosing
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the number of detainees on hunger strike but the organization reprieve estimates that thirty four men detained in guantanamo are on hunger strike half of whom are being force fed. any or city is drawing up new rules to regulate the virtual currency declined and combat money laundering is all after a large scale attack by cyber criminals brought down several online exchanges. but despite the obstacles the digital currency is continuing to gain ground our team was the cavanagh has the story we remain the land. their vision of an alternative financial system investors businessmen and scariest of all gathered here in berlin. what they called the point of arrival in the senate the first digital currency. that's not owned or operated by any sort of thing
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it's going to miss out on the menu by with a realtor in seattle my kids she says. to be its financial system people see how the calling is used online and then see the advantages the instant transfer of funds the security of not having to spend your personal data to make these transactions. i think a lot of people see these advantages though. they tell their friends they tell the coworkers they want. and they tell the merchants that they they do business with an a. expand the fear of the coin. it seems to be growing more popular. nowhere is that more evident than right here in berlin in fact this neighborhood boasts the highest concentration of businesses to sell the currency in the world is growing list of declines of this month includes a record shop of brain sort of routine and inspire. here getting your hands on some big plans by digitally speaking and easier than ever. barring them from an online exchange continues as a big clean neat and to treat your heroes into
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big clients and use that to find your happy hour drink for the forest of it claiming it was our wits and the past few weeks have been two behinds to the crypto currency. apple move the last needed to decline while an application from its app store and the currency saw its third manned aircraft in the past few months when i was a good clean exchange stopped customer withdrawals because of a glitch and software. of course that led the currency to lose value by a stunning twenty percent just for today. the sign and date claimed may come a long way to go before it's a safe bet. reporting in berlin for our team and the seed capital while you probably heard these fashion out to lunch or on vacation when it comes to someone who is missing in action. some would say that expression also seems to be fitting for congress which is seemingly becoming less affected than passing legislation. the residence has a look at what congress is actually doing with its kind. it was. no i don't
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think it would not wake the kids are taking privately funded trips and trips a bite of this book and the cold influence over the people writing a lot better after the according to a new report. i just joined a capitol hill nonprofits. here comes the news that broke the racket for taking the most privately funded trips since restrictions were put in place in two thousand and seven. under what is hilariously called the leadership and open government act. hear me lawmakers and staff members meet nearly nineteen hundred trips costing more than six
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million dollars in twenty thirty in israel with the most popular foreign destination with more than two million dollars in private trips financed twenty three members of congress and the staff went to ethiopia perfect days which cost more than three hundred thousand dollars california john deere and then he took a trip that i did find a skateboard that totaled about twenty thousand dollars including here in minnesota in the alice and took evidence trips to the most out of many of them and if we get all they have to travel to washington next week the representing his trips were mostly to appear on abc news shows or progressive institute at that i didn't try the whole reason congress tightened its travel rules in two thousand and seven was to limit the influence of lobbyists after the hold that even though it up. but this just proves nothing will stop the greed and her attorney
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because you see. congress can still go on trips that others pay for a long time registered lobbyists the upgraded the bloodiest organizations told me ok that's the case with the american israel education foundation which helped pay for the more than two million dollars in trips to israel this year. they're not registered lobbyist and thousands. they are to be reheated for the american israel affairs committee america's pro israel lobby that literally. their tagline so see how that word. this makes the face. it is about how they won't be fighting or anything with words like leadership. but you'll pay when you're older than not look old enough to make of million. so gross. it's enough to make me eat one and take a trip out of this country too. tonight let's
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talk about that but battling anti terror acts the recipe while in europe where that can be made one a local rate right now because the following images are very disturbing. a massive twenty but sinkhole hoping that they need the national corvette museum in bowling green kentucky yesterday in a squalid aid of the cars on display. most importantly no one in an easy and no one was an easy and at that time when a collapse which means no one got her to the cars on the other hand weren't so lucky. the vehicles that when underwear. among some of the most coveted by admirers of the popular sports party in everything from a nineteen sixty two black one that's with two thousandnine white one point five million for that uneasy and is set to celebrate its twentieth anniversary this september needless to say instead of celebrating its report that fans out there for the morning. and that does it for now for more on
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the stories we covered the youtube dot com slash our team america and check out our website our t dot com sites usa can also follow me on twitter and irritated face for watching. i know. i was happy with us on this edition of news line it's friday said the rate for teens and tapping comanche and tell camp us and uk of state john kerry is landing his way to some disputes between some american allies in asia japanese and south koreans have been arguing over territory in the sea of japan and differing views of history. carriers them to overcome their differences and address threats from north korea. kerry met with south korean president chun come and get going is to use ey

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